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From: C. Robert Dove <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 2:12 PM
Subject: FW: PENNING for GA Jr. NATL SWINE SHOW -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!!!!!
To: "Tommy Waldrop ([log in to unmask])" <[log in to unmask]>


 

 

C. Robert Dove

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator and Swine Extension Specialist

Department of Animal and Dairy Science

248 Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science

University of Georgia

425 River Road

Athens, GA 30602

 

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From: C. Robert Dove
Sent: Monday, February 02, 2015 1:53 PM
To: [log in to unmask]; All County/District/State ANR Faculty/Staff & Co. UGE Addresses <[log in to unmask]> ([log in to unmask])
Subject: PENNING for GA Jr. NATL SWINE SHOW -- IMPORTANT PLEASE READ!!!!!

 

Good Afternoon,

 

As we have done for previous shows, we will be assigning pens for the Ga. Jr. Natl. Swine Show prior to the show.  The Agent or Teacher in charge of each group should be the one who enters the data into the Google Doc.  Parents or students should not be given the link and should not enter any information.   As with past Jr. National Shows, we will be very tight on pen space.  We have 1973 pigs entered in the show this year (down 19 from last year) with 1792 eligible to show (removing the 3rd pig for those that entered 3).  Based on the barn layouts that I have been sent (attached) we will have 852 pens.  This is subject to change. This would mean we average 2.1 pigs per pen.  Consequently, it is critical that we get an accurate count of the pigs coming to the show so that we can assign space so that everyone has a place to put their pigs.  Before you go to the Google Doc and request your space please do the following.

 

  1. Please check with your students and parents and see how the pigs are growing and if they are still planning on coming.  Please include only those pigs that you know are coming or that have a reasonable chance of coming to the show on the Goggle Doc.  Please do not simply tell me that you entered x number so you are bringing x number.  In future years we will be using the “show up percentage” as a basis for assigning pens.    I can understand leaving 2 or 3 pigs of the 20 you entered at home after the local show because they did not make weight or were not as heavy as the parents said they were.  I have a greater difficulty understanding you bringing 10 of the 22 that you said were coming.  It is important that you give us an accurate count of the pigs that will actually be coming to the show. If you find out after you enter your numbers that someone is not coming, please correct the numbers in the Google Doc.
  2. Please make sure you correct your count of pigs coming to reflect the removal of the 3rd pigs for those exhibitors that entered 3.  Please remind your exhibitors that they can only bring 2 pigs to the show.
  3. Please verify your entries with the on line data base and make sure they are correct and that everyone is included. Every year we have animals show up that somehow were not entered.  Please double check the sex of each pig.
  4. Please verify that you have submitted ear notches for all of the pigs that you have entered and that the ear notches have been read correctly.  Please make sure that the ear notches match the tag they were entered under.
  5. Please designate 1 person (agent or teacher) who will be responsible for inputting information for your group into the Google Doc.  If you have several groups penning together, please input the data for each individual group and then indicate that the groups want to be penned together.  It is important that I have numbers for each individual group.
  6. Please verify that all of your animals have been blood tested and that they all have health papers.  If they have not been blood tested, this needs to be done ASAP or they may not be able to get health papers in time for the show.  According to the State Vet’s office, health papers and blood tests for junior (4-H and FFA) show animals showing in 4-H or FFA sponsored shows are good for 4 months (unless the show states otherwise).
  7. Please enter your group’s information prior to 5:00 PM, February 13, 2015.  The link to the Google Doc is:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vqJaram-PSUgdVSWeU_prbddoIjPsc-nF8vgtuVpp_o/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

 

Please remember that it will be necessary to house pigs at least 2 per pen.  Please plan on bringing dividers so that you can separate the pigs if needed.  The pens in both barns are 6’ x 6’.  Also, please remember that tack has to be stored above the pens.  Tack boxes are not allowed hanging out in the aisles.

 

Have a great day and I look forward to seeing you soon,

 

Tommy:  Please forward this to the FFA listserve.

 

Robert

 

 

 

C. Robert Dove

Associate Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator and Swine Extension Specialist

Department of Animal and Dairy Science

248 Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science

University of Georgia

425 River Road

Athens, GA 30602

 

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706-583-0796

 




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